This course is to introduce skaters to Learn to Skate USA, USFS and North Star levels, explain skating terminology, and teach skills and rules necessary for safe navigation and accelerated progress. Mastering the concepts in this course will help skaters as they transition to skate with higher level skaters.
What kinds of competitions are there?
USFS Competitions (United States Figure Skating Association)
Basic Skills: Events offered include basic skills levels 1-6, and freeskate levels Pre-Free Skate through FS6. Some competitions may include snowplow sam events and US levels through Preliminary. Skaters may compete if they have a LTS USA membership or a USFS membership.
Excel Track: Competition events for skaters where the requirements are similar to the minimum test requirements for each level. Skaters participating in Excel Series events may qualify for a national competition or training camp.
Well Balanced Track:Competition events for skaters where many skaters do much harder jumps and spins than the test requirements.
Regionals: Includes well balanced levels Juvenile and above. Top skaters qualify for sectional championships and possibly National Championships.
What do i need for a competition?
How are competitions judged?
Judging system may be 6.0 or IJS depending on competition.
Juvenile levels and above will almost exclusively be judged with IJS while pre-juvenile and below will be judged with 6.0 or IJS.